Czech tourists in Georgia test positive for coronavirus at home – where’d they get it?
Czech tourists who were vacationing in the mountain resort of Gudauri in Georgia on March 4-9 were diagnosed with coronavirus upon their return home.
Anna Kasradze, a spokeswoman for the Georgian Center for Disease Control, said that they received this information directly from one of the patients. Six others were with them in Gudauri. Three out of the six were diagnosed with COVID-19 upon returning home, and one of them is a citizen of Slovakia.
While they were still in Georgia, none of them displayed any symptoms of the disease.
“We are identifying the places where the tourists stayed, and finding those with whom they came in contact. We have already recommended that several people stay in self-isolation,” writes Anna Kasradze.
On March 15, management of the Drunk Cherry restaurant in Gudauri announced on Facebook that they have decided to shut down, as these tourists spent several hours at their establishment. The whole team is in self-isolation. Two people have fevers.
“Everyone who has visited the restaurant during this time, please take care of yourself and those around you by urgently consulting a doctor,” said the restaurant’s management in a statement.
As of March 16, 33 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Georgia, 637 people are in quarantine, and 54 are in self-isolation.